Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
J McL (#46959617)
 member for 12 years, 2 months, 15 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!

I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 34,420 Memorials Added
 • 34,198 Memorials Managed
 • 54 Memorials/Week
 • 47,972 Photos
 • 5 Photo Requests
 • 46 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 36 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Fame Rating
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Messages left for J McL (421)[Leave Message]
Thank you for your help with removing the extra pictures. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Whitfield on Jul 18, 2015 7:14 PM
Sarah Morris
Thank you
I appreciate the transfer, thank you!
Added by Sarah Morris on Jul 17, 2015 11:49 AM
Jennifer Schlauder Lin
Thank You!
Thank you so much for posting the photos and info for the Brabands, you have helped me with my family research.
Added by Jennifer Schlauder Lin on Jul 16, 2015 7:08 PM
S Berg
RE: Emil T. Goldman at Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Thank you for the correction and for adding your photo to Emil's memorial.
Added by S Berg on Jul 13, 2015 4:02 PM
Vita Brevis
John James Zupan
Hi Judi, thanx for the message. I now have put him in Mt. Calvary. I would appreciate it if you put your grave stone photos on and delete yours.
Added by Vita Brevis on Jul 12, 2015 7:17 PM
S Berg
Emil T. Goldman at Mt. Calvary Cemetery
In 2013 I created memorial #121929312 for my great uncle Emil T. 'Jerry' Goldman based on the Dec.18, 1959 obituary in the Oregonian that stated he was to be buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with most of his Goldman family. My photo request at the time could not be fulfilled because he was not listed in Mt. Calvary records.
Last Tuesday you created memorial #148827597 along with a photo of Emil T. 'Jerry' Goleman's marker.(Goleman, spelled with 'e' instead of 'd'). After revisiting his 1959 Oregonian obituary I see that his name was misspelled. I also see the Mt. Calvary records/database also had it spelled incorrectly as well as the spelling on the marker itself. It appears that Mt. Scott Funeral Home handled the burial arrangements 56 years ago and dropped the ball with the entire Goldman family not catching the error.
We can't correct the misspelled marker but could you transfer the photo you posted last week to my original memorial #121929312 ? Would the Mt. Calvary Records Department need to be contacted by Mt. Scott Funeral Home to correct this error on their end ? Please advise.


Added by S Berg on Jul 12, 2015 6:43 PM
Sarah Morris
Transfer Request
Please consider a transfer of the memorials for my auntie's parents so that I can add more details and link to their other children.

Elizabeth M. Doucet #67804198
Russell O. Doucet #67803937

Thank you,

Sarah Morris #47006023

Added by Sarah Morris on Jul 12, 2015 4:24 PM
Charles Ator #90058166
Thanks for the heads up on Charles Ator. I have removed him from Mount Calvary Cemetery in Portland, Oregon and placed him on the Burial Unknown list. Hopefully someone will notify me where he is buried.
Added by Charleene on Jul 03, 2015 7:00 PM
Rick Kowalski
Kowalski Family Transfer Requests
To: J McL

Please consider transferring the following family members to my care: Alexander George Kowalski (76268732); Helen Helm Kowalski (91896057); John Kowalski (131769295); John Kowalski (134423211); Joseph Kowalski (134423132); Stephen Kowalski (91896052).

Look forward to hearing from you.

Rick Kowalski (48704413)
Added by Rick Kowalski on Jun 29, 2015 10:22 PM
RE: Ruth and Phillippe Berthiaume
It's ok, I'll check that website out too.
Added by Dstmnstr on Jun 27, 2015 11:14 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service